Nazaret Daghavarian

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Nazaret Daghavarian
Նազարէթ Տաղաւարեան
Born 1862 (1862)
Sebastia, Western Armenia, Ottoman Turkey
Died 1915 (1916) (aged 53)
Ayaş, Ottoman Turkey
Occupation doctor, agronomist and public activist, one of the founders of Armenian General Benevolent Union.

Nazaret Daghavarian (in Armenian Նազարեթ Տաղավարյան, in Western Armenian Նազարէթ Տաղաւարեան, in Turkish Nazaret Dağavaryan, 1862 in Sebastia, Western Armenia, Ottoman Turkey – 1915) was an Armenian doctor, agronomist and public activist, and one of the founders of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). He was an author of scientific works on medicine, religion and history.

He was born as Chaderjian (in Turkish Çadırcıyan) in Sebastia and studied in the colleges of Istanbul, then finished at the University of Paris. He was the chief director of the Armenian schools of Sebastia province, then directed the Aramian school and St Savior hospital in Constantinople. Being arrested by the Turkish authorities, he was released after the mediaton of the French embassy and in 1905 he moved to Cairo, where he worked as a doctor and teacher and participated in the foundation of the AGBU charity organization. In 1908 after the Young Turk revolution he returned to Istanbul and was elected as a member of the Ottoman parliament and Armenian National Central Committee. On April 24, 1915 he was arrested in Istanbul and was killed at the way to deportation.


  • The Doctors who became Victims of the Great Calamity, G. Karoyan, Boston, 1957
  • "Armenian Question", encyclopedia, ed. by acad. K. Khudaverdyan, Yerevan, 1996, p. 439